The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium is composed of more than 30 world-class marine scientists and technical specialists who have devoted their careers to improving ocean health through leveraging applied research and data-driven conservation efforts. Learn more about them and their research.


Vice President

John Mandelman, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Scientist

Senior Scientists and Program Directors

Elizabeth Burgess, Ph.D., Research Scientist I and Chair, Wildlife and Ocean Health Program
Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D., Anderson Cabot Center Visiting Scientist
Kara Dodge, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., Research Scientist I
Amy Knowlton, Senior Scientist
Philip Hamilton, Senior Scientist and Interim Chair, Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program
Charles Innis, VDM, Associated Scientist
Dan Pendleton, Ph.D., Research Scientist I
Heather Pettis, Research Scientist
Jessica V. Redfern, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment Program
Sarah Reiter, Director, Ocean Policy
Elizabeth Stephenson, Director, Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF)
Nick Whitney, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies Program

Program and Scientific Staff

Michelle Cho, Project Lead, Wild Fisheries
Emily Duwan, Program Officer
Laura Ganley, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate Research Scientist
Kelsey Howe, Assistant Scientist
Emily Jones, Associate Scientist I
Marilyn Marx, Assistant Scientist
Katherine McKenna, Research Assistant
Kate McPherson, Research Assistant
Orla O’Brien, Assistant Scientist
Kara Mahoney Robinson, Research Technician
Matt Thompson, Project Lead, Aquaculture
Shelby Vance, Research Technician
Amy Warren, Assistant Research Scientist
Lena Weiss, Fisheries Specialist
Monica Zani, Associate Scientist


Moira Brown, Ph.D., Scientist Emeritus
John Chisholm, Adjunct Scientist
Scott Kraus, Ph.D., Emeritus Scientist
Andy Mann, Affiliate Program Specialist
Harold “Wes” Pratt, Adjunct Scientist
Rosalind Rolland, Ph.D., Emeritus Scientist